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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 01:28 PM

Howard Dean: Trump's Cabinet full of 'incompetent doofuses'

Source: The Hill




BY BRETT SAMUELS - 03/12/18 12:52 PM EDT

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on Monday said President Trump’s cabinet is filled mostly with “incompetent doofuses” after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos struggled to answer questions about school performance during an interview that aired Sunday.

After a Washington Post reporter observed that reporter Lesley Stahl “seemed to know more about the nation’s public schools” than DeVos, Dean responded, “That’s news?”




Dean, who ran for president in 2004, has been a frequent critic of the Trump administration.

DeVos appeared to struggle at times during her interview to answer basic questions about public schools' performance, particularly in her home state of Michigan. Public schools there have gotten worse, interviewer Lesley Stahl pointed out, despite the school-choice policies DeVos has championed.



Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/377950-howard-dean-trumps-cabinet-full-of-incompetent-doofuses

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Reply Howard Dean: Trump's Cabinet full of 'incompetent doofuses' (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #1
sweetroxie Mar 2018 #17
dalton99a Mar 2018 #2
Ligyron Mar 2018 #16
njhoneybadger Mar 2018 #3
NastyRiffraff Mar 2018 #4
dalton99a Mar 2018 #5
malchickiwick Mar 2018 #6
PaulX2 Mar 2018 #7
ProfessorGAC Mar 2018 #8
tblue37 Mar 2018 #10
ProfessorGAC Mar 2018 #12
luvtheGWN Mar 2018 #14
ProfessorGAC Mar 2018 #20
tblue37 Mar 2018 #18
ProfessorGAC Mar 2018 #21
lagomorph777 Mar 2018 #9
sandensea Mar 2018 #11
poboy2 Mar 2018 #13
yurbud Mar 2018 #15
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 01:31 PM

1. If a Democrat put a billionaire in charge of ANYTHING in our country let alone schools

a billionaire who earned NOT ONE PENNY of their money, because they were basically crooks, what do you think the right would do with that?

And in the RARE occasion a Democratic WH did appoint a billionaire to a position it was because that person was highly qualified, which is still not OK with me but better than DeVos who is uniquely Unqualified.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:56 PM

17. Didn't Obama put the very rich Pritzker as Labor Secretary?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 01:32 PM

2. Incompetent but highly destructive.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:39 PM

16. Which is the whole idea.

He and the GOP turning our entire gov into a joke as per Putin's instructions and $$.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 01:36 PM

3. No need to denigrate doofuses

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 01:36 PM

4. The comments from Trumpsters are "interesting"

They are just HORRIFIED that Howard Dean would use such language! Calling the cabinet "doofuses" is just BEYOND THE PALE! My response:


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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 01:43 PM

5. Betcha their pussy-grabbing son of a bitch shithole president can't spell doofus

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 02:00 PM

6. Ha! That's an insult to incompetent doofuses everywhere!!

Shame on him

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 02:17 PM

7. They Know How To Lie Cheat and Steal - Only Qualification Required

Obviously.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 02:22 PM

8. Is The Plural Doofuses, or Doofi?

Kidding. I call my pets "doofus" or "doof" so i tell my wife we're surrounded by "doofi".

Dean is dead on in his assessment.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 02:49 PM

10. The ending "i" is for Latin plurals. The ending "us" would call for a Greek plural: doofodes. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:04 PM

12. Latin Nouns, Of Male Form. . .

. . .end in "-us". The "-i" becomes plural. As in "alumnus" to "alumni". Or "machina" becomes "machinae" in a female tone.

As the more dialectic forms took hold after the fall of the Empire and became italian, the "us" ending fell into disuse. But, the "-i" ending to pluralize stayed. So, the well known italian pastry goes from "canolo" to "canoli".

There are thousands of latin words that end in "-us"

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:31 PM

14. Always thought it was "canoli" because

nobody can eat just one!!!!

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:06 AM

20. I Can Eat Just One!

Assuming it's the only one left. Otherwise, not so much.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:37 PM

18. Shhhhh. I like doofodes. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:08 AM

21. Too Many Syllables

That requires adding a syllable. Remember we're in the tRump era. Let's keep it dumbed down.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 02:42 PM

9. I disagree...

with the word "mostly."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:01 PM

11. To say nothing of criminals.

If the walls in those Cayman Islands laundries could talk...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:13 PM

13. Devin Nunes belongs in prison -H. Dean -nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:38 PM

15. that's the tough thing about criticizing Trump-ettes: any bad thing you say isn't news

Incompetent?

We know that.

Corrupt?

We know that.

Hookers?

They better have shared with Trump or they're fired.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:56 PM

19. Arne Duncan was no prize as Obama's Edu Secy

He never attended public school and was a big believer in all this merit-based hooey foisted on public schools.

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